Six-Year-Old Boy Killed At Rodeo Near Skiatook

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 1:02 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma -- A six-year old was crushed by a horse at a rodeo near Skiatook Sunday night.

According to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the unidentified boy was sitting on a horse at the rodeo grounds in the 4400 block of East 116th Street North.

Deputies were told the horse reared up and fell backwards landing on top of the boy. While the horse was trying to stand back up, it is believed the horse stepped on the child's chest.

The boy was taken by Lifeflight helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The name of the boy was not released, pending notification of next of kin.